DeWitt judge sentences Hancock Air Base drone protester Ed Kinane to jail (video)

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via DeWitt judge sentences Hancock Air Base drone protesters to jail | The Post- Standard, Central New York

Last night, a local town judge sentenced Ed Kinane and 11 other protesters to prison, as a result of their peaceful protest against drone war crime. Comments in the local newspaper range from support to vicious criticism.

Read an article by Ed Kinane

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5 thoughts on “DeWitt judge sentences Hancock Air Base drone protester Ed Kinane to jail (video)

  1. The criminalization of public protest and dissent is something all citizens should be concerned about. The homeland security apparatus was established to secure the homeland. Thanks for sharing this, Grace.

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    1. Jeff, you got me thinking about who established “Homeland Security”, who is expanding it and the need for it, and the parts of the homeland that are being secured…

      And the jail time has what constructive purpose?

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      1. Naomi Klein did a good job of documenting the rise of disaster capitalism in her book “Shock Doctrine”. She discussed how homeland security became a booming industry following 9-11 and the Iraq War.

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        1. Exactly: a booming industry that feeds off of displaced fear. This reminds me of the statistics that show that the people we most fear (“terrorists”) are the people who are being most frequently terrorized. I can refer anyone who’s interested in the studies.

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